7th September, 2011
As the political tempo rises ahead of local government election in Lagos State, chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government, Mr. Rufus Oladele Adekanye, has urged Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) supporters to desist from using abusive and provocative languages at rallies.
According to the chairman, tempers would rise as election draw nearer and parties that are bound to lose at the polls are likely to engage in all manner of character assassination.
He therefore, urged party members, especially his supporters, to be tolerant and unperturbed when provoked by political opponents, adding that as members of a winning party, they have more stake in trouble-free election than their counterparts in other political parties.
Adekanye noted that politics should not be a matter of force or violence, while elections should also not be seen as a do-or-die affair.
The council boss also thanked the people of his constituency for their encouragement and support since the inception of his administration. He also thanked God for the numerous achievements of his administration in the last three years, stressing that the area was very poor in terms of infrastructure development when he took over as chairman.
He emphasised that the council area can now boast of accessible roads, functional health centres, bore holes and modern schools, among others, as dividends of democracy, promising more of these if voted again as the council chairman in the forthcoming election.